I've always lived in port towns but have never bothered to learn about salvage and other high seas shenanigans.
Even if you have no interest whatsoever in the brute mechanics of the process, the personal motivations, odd history, corruption and macrogreed clustered around it are still compelling enough reason to peruse this piece.
As small-l liberal green voters we've backed off from establishment politics over the years because: rage. I even considered not voting in our last national election, for the first time in my life. But it's always nice to see someone take a stick to this sloppy bucket of toxic inbred bullshit, since we all get to smell it no matter where one resides. Lol, great title, BTW.